Known via The Social Network as the brothers beaten to the Facebook punch by Mark Zuckerberg, the Winklevoss twins became billionaires – and got revenge.
It is an unforgettable scene – and not just because the same actor, Armie Hammer, plays two different, yet identical, characters at once, thanks to a little Hollywood magic.
Teutonic twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Harvard students and Olympic oarsmen, stride confidently into the wood-panelled office of the president of the college, Larry Summers, to complain that a fellow undergraduate, Mark Zuckerberg, has stolen their idea for what went on to become Facebook.
But Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, is not a man to suffer fools. Concluding their complaint has nothing to with him and discovering that the pair got their rare appointment with him through nepotism, he dismisses them as jumped-up jocks who “from the looks of it want to sell me a Brooks Bros franchise”.